Monday Minute

Estwick Visits the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The visit of Dr. Noel Estwick and his colleague Dr. Beverly Samuel, a national program leader in the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture on July 24-27 to meet with staff and other federal representatives to further develop an action plan was featured in the USDA’s electronic [...]

Food Safety and GAPs Course Held at Prairie View A&M University

In collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife, Texas Department of Agriculture and Produce Safety Alliance, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program recently held a Food Safety and GAPs Training course for Ag Producers. Twenty-seven producers from the surrounding area were trained on the latest produce safety rules as governed by the Food Safety Modernization Act [...]

Cooperative Extension Program Reaches Bilingual Audiences

County agents are closest to the people served by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) at Prairie View A&M University. They provide services which are impactful for its county residents to sustain an appropriate quality of life. Washington County is leading the way when it comes to family matters for its residents who represent all ethnic [...]

Hodge Recognized for Service at Texas FFA Convention

Horace Hodge was honored at the 89th Texas FFA State Convention held July 10-14 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Completing six years of dedicated service on the Texas FFA Board of Directors, he was presented with a plaque and issued a Resolution signed by the State President and Executive Director. Submitted [...]

CAHS’ High-Value Specialty Crops Program

The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences has developed a Specialty Crops Project to help Texas Small Farmers diversify their farm operations, improve income and their livelihoods. The CAHS Project Team led by Research Scientist Peter Ampim is evaluating ten high value and highly nutritious crops that include three small fruits, five vegetables, one root [...]

Cera Joins CEP Staff in El Paso County

Madelynne Cera was recently hired as an extension agent for 4-H and youth development in El Paso County with the Cooperative Extension Program. She is a graduate from Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU) where she received athletic and academic scholarships to attend and play volleyball all four years. There she exhibited passion for volleyball and [...]

Scientists from Mexico Visit to the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

On June 29, 2017 a contingent of scientists from the Instituto Tecnologico de Pabellon de Arteaga (ITA) from the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico toured the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center farm on the campus of Prairie View A&M University as part of their tour of the Prairie View A&M University campus. The ITA is one [...]

PVAMU’s Joint Research Project Featured in USDA-NIFA Weekly Bulletin Digest

In its Weekly Bulletin Digest of December 29 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA-NIFA, featured several research/teaching projects funded through its Capacity Building Funding, One of these projects was “Establishment of an Agricultural Robotics Lab at Prairie View A&M University,” a joint project between CARC’s research scientist, [...]

CEP Extension Agents Appointed to State Duds to Dazzle Contest Committee

CEP extension agents, project leaders and youth are gearing up to compete in various clothing & textile competitions. During September, CEP extension agents participated in CEP’s 4-H STEAM Conference, held in Houston. All trainings were designed to help staff and volunteers lead various youth-oriented competitions. County clothing and textile trainings facilitated by Joice A. Jeffries, [...]

CARC Helps Limited Resource Farmers Grow Organic Strawberries

On December 21 and 22 of last month, CARC researcher scientists Peter Ampim, Ripendra Awal, and Almoutaz El Hassen from the Plant and Natural and Environmental Resources Systems and two graduate students Abayomi Adekanmbi and Oluwafemi Paul Olaleye from the College of Engineering installed 60 soil moisture sensors (thirty in the high tunnel and thirty [...]